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From Mike Dierken <m...@DataChannel.com>
Subject RE: [POLL] ebXML Reg./Rep. on Apache?
Date Mon, 29 Oct 2001 17:13:12 GMT
Very well put. 
The value of software - especially ebXML & other 'coordination' technologies
- is not that it is available but that it is deployed, and that takes a
community.

mike

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefano Mazzocchi [mailto:stefano@apache.org]
> Subject: Re: [POLL] ebXML Reg./Rep. on Apache?
> 

[...]

> 
> This said, it is important for you to understand that we at 
> Apache don't
> value software but value the community of users and developers behind
> it.
> 
> For this reason, it doesn't make much sense to us to accept a software
> donation if this doesn't help the establishment of a 
> community around it
> to further enhance the software and, doing so, influence the design of
> the standards that it is based on.
> 
> I hope you understand this is a vital point for us: a 
> software without a
> community is dead even if you have the source available. 
> Opening up the
> source code doesn't make a project successuful, it takes much more and
> we don't have the energy to help making successful every closed-source
> project, it must come here already healthy enough to stand on 
> its feet.

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